John the Baptist

Relative of Jesus. Announces and prepares the way of the Messiah. A brave man of great faith. He clothed himself with camel’s skin, and he fed on grasshoppers and wild honey. He baptizes the people in the waters of the Jordan River, stating that the Messiah will baptize with fire. He accuses Herodias of committing adultery for leaving her husband to live with his brother-in-law Antipas. Therefore, at the request of Salome, daughter of Herodias, Baptist will be beheaded, his head being brought to Antipas on a tray.